YMCA West Kent - Ryder House

Referral address

Dispersed properties project
Tunbridge Wells

Referral phone

01892 518505

Referral email




Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

A local connection is required for those who are not owed a statutory duty.

Who we cannot help

Those with a history of arson or sex offences.

  • Minimum age accepted: 16
  • Maximum age accepted: 24

How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Referrals can only be made through Social Services and the local borough Council, we are no longer able to accept self-referrals

Referral procedure

Interviews take place on Monday & Tuesdays only, applicants must bring proof of ID and proof of NINO, we will seek references, Under 18s must complete guarantor form and have a willing trustee.

Length of stay

  • Minimum stay: 3-6 Months
  • Maximum stay: 2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

Manager, 5 full time, 1 part time staff plus 2 night workers, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system (10 residents per worker). Staff provide support around welfare rights, benefits, life skills, finance, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, health issues, employment and education.

Rooms and charges

  • Bedsit: 9
  • Studio: 22
  • Flat: 6
  • Total spaces: 37


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  • Disabled facilities: 1 flat can accommodate a wheelchair user. Adapted bathroom and kitchen. Grab rails.

Rules and policies

User participation


Further information

Public transport

Train station 10 min walk. Buses 2 mins we are located in the town centre.


There are volunteer opportunities in our bike project, warehouse, upcycling furniture store, youth outreach and head office. 01892 542209 – Steve Osborne (director of operations).


We accept most things but do not require clothes. Contact: 01892 518505

Is this page accurate?

If you work for YMCA West Kent - Ryder House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice. 

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